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Seated Bronze Buddha in Bhumisparsa Mudra

Seated Bronze Buddha in Bhumisparsa Mudra


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Sculpture: Pre 1910: Item # 981876

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A classic Burmese bronze Buddha from the late 19th/early 20th century, with the simple, unadorned lines of the Ava Period, is softened with roundness in the face and body. The stepped throne, rather than the traditional diamond shape, also is rounded, adding to the settled, secure look of the figure. Legacies of the traditional Ava style also are seen in the well defined brow over lowered eyes, the slight smile, and a band separating hair and forehead. It was a common practice during the 19th and early 20th centuries for Burmese artisans to copy Ava attributes, sometimes mixing them with styles from other eras. A small crest on a fold of the robe over the left shoulder is the only adornment on this figure. This Buddha is in good condition, with evidence of exposure to weather on the hair and finial. Quite unusual are very two small holes in the hair on either side of the finial that appear to have been part of the original casting. (See photo enlargement # 9. ) Dimensions: height 10 ¾” (27.4 cm), width 6 ¾” (17.3 cm), depth 4 ¼” (10.9 cm). SEE MORE ITEMS IN OUR COLLECTION AT WWW.SILKROAD1.COM